Saturday lunch time ride from Redmond to Kenmore. Roughly 1 hr each way.
Last minute decision – we loaded up our bikes into the car and headed down to Redmond. From there we biked up to Woodinville, Bothell (and beyond) along the Sammamish River Trail and then the Gillman Burke Trail. Roughly 20miles there and back. Jack came off his bike towards the end and needed patching up using my Wilderness First Aid skills. His watch was totally destroyed and front brake lever bent…a quick trip to REI sorted both of these.
OK, the bear is very difficult to see but you can just about make it out. Ben nearly runs it down on the trail but brakes about 30ft short. You will probably need to watch this several times to see the black smudge move up the left-hand-side of the bank in front of Ben. The bear then sat next to a tree and casually watched us for 3-4 minutes (while I was taking the pictures posted in the previous blog entry). We caught this on video because Jack was wearing a GoPro.